gastrointestinal disease

This may be discouraging to hear, but sometimes hemorrhoids accompany IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). That means if you suffer from hemorrhoids, there’s a good chance that you may suffer from IBS, and vice versa. Suffering from one of these conditions can be difficult enough, but suffering from both at the same time can be too much to handle for some people. The key to handling these conditions at the same time involves making appropriate lifestyle changes that can help you alleviate the symptoms of both IBS and hemorrhoids.

The IBS Connection

Why do hemorrhoids and IBS appear to be so complementary? First, it helps to understand the symptoms of IBS, and how they affect the development of hemorrhoids. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is very common, with doctors reporting it as one of the primary complaints among patients.

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